How to Take Advantage of Online Training Tools As options for learning online continue to expand, a growing number of entrepreneurs are using them to keep their staff on the cutting edge. Using tools for online training, including videos, apps, and webinars, rather than sending employees to expensive training seminars or bringing in pricey consultants to train on site, can save startups and growing businesses both money and time. Companies with fewer than 500 employees represent one of the fastest-growing markets for lynda.com, an online learning library with more than 1,450 video courses. "Small businesses are turning to online training for cost, quality, and access reasons," says Nate Kimmons, vice president of enterprise marketing at lynda.com. "Gone are the days of sending employees off to a two-day, in-person class. Online training serves as a 24/7 resource that the learner can access anytime, anywhere at their own pace from any device. 1. Related: Olympic Training Tips for Coaching Employees to Greatness 2. 3. 4. 5.
Web 2.0 Research Tools - A Quick Guide Connected Educators | Helping Educators Thrive in a Connected World How to Create a Pivot Table in Excel 2007 - Video If you have a spread sheet with a large amount of data — like a year's worth of inventory management or sales figures — you can create a pivot table in Microsoft Excel to help you look at specific sections or identify key trends. First, place your courser anywhere in your existing spreadsheet. Then click on the insert tab in the top navigation bar and click on the button for pivot table. Generally you're going to choose a new work sheet to keep the pivot table close to your data without having everything crowded on the same page. I'm going to move the list a little closer to the data so you can see how it builds. So the first thing I'm going to do is tell Excel which values to summarize. In this case, I'll do it by location and also by department. If I want to make any changes to the data that's visible in the table, all I have to do is grab the appropriate field in the list on the right, and drag it outside of the list to remove it.
Bloomin' Apps This page gathers all of the Bloomin' Apps projects in one place.Each image has clickable hotspots and includes suggestions for iPad, Android, Google and online tools and applications to support each of the levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.I have created a page to allow you to share your favorite online tool, iOS, or Android app with others. Cogs of the Cognitive Processes I began to think about the triangular shape of Bloom's Taxonomy and realized I thought of it a bit differently.Since the cognitive processes are meant to be used when necessary, and any learner goes in and out of the each level as they acquire new content and turn it into knowledge, I created a different type of image that showcased my thoughts about Bloom's more meaningfully.Here is my visual which showcases the interlocking nature of the cognitive processes or, simply, the "Cogs of the Cognitive Processes". IPAD APPS TO SUPPORT BLOOM'S REVISED TAXONOMYassembled by Kathy Schrock Bloom's and SAMR: My thoughts
The eLearning Guild Technology Integration Matrix Professional Development Resources The following resources have been developed to assist teachers, schools, and districts in applying the Technology Integration Matrix as part of a comprehensive technology integration plan. Summary Indicators – Printable Technology Integration Matrix The Table of Summary Indicators is a one-page PDF that includes short descriptors for each cell of the Matrix. Student Indicators – Printable Technology Integration Matrix The Table of Student Indicators is a two-page PDF that includes detailed descriptors for student activity for each cell of the Matrix. Teacher Indicators – Printable Technology Integration Matrix The Table of Teacher Indicators is a two-page PDF that includes detailed descriptors for teacher activity for each cell of the Matrix. Instructional Setting Indicators – Printable Technology Integration Matrix TIM 2.0 Presentation TIM Introductory Presentation (Keynote format) (Powerpoint Format) Classroom Technology Use: Measurement and Reporting
85+ Resources: Educator Guide for Integrating Social Media I hope this post will be a handy reference guide, especially for those teachers new to social media technologies and how to integrate them into the classroom. This resource is by no means exhaustive, but it’s a good starting point for finding the information and people that will help you make the transition into a ’21st century learning environment’. I intend for this to be a wikipost (I will update resources as they are shared with me by others), so feel free to bookmark the page and check in periodically for new material. Enjoy. Articles for Understanding the Importance of Social Media in Education Some Basics Videos Explaining the Social Media ‘Revolution’ Social Media RevolutionDid You Know 4.0 The Machine is Us/ing UsA Vision of Students Today Frameworks Tools Blogs to Follow Wikis Tips for Building your Network & Connecting with Teachers Social Networks for Educators Classroom 2.0 (over 34,000 members!) Organizations & Resources Further Linking On Twitter – tech-savvy educators to connect with